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Second Life: Linden Lab CEO departs company

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 12:36 GMT By Dave Cook

Second Life developer Linden Lab has lost its CEO Rod Humble after the parting ways with the firm.

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It follows my investigation into the state of Second Life today, with insight from many gamers who have stuck with it for all of its ten-year lifespan.

Humble posted his departure notice on Facebook today. It reads, “It’s been a great 3 years! All my thanks to my colleagues at Linden Lab and our wonderful customers I wish you the very best for the future and continued success! I am starting up a company to make Art, Entertainment and unusual things! More on that in a few weeks!”

Humble’s work-history includes The Sims 2, The Sims 3, EverQuest and more. He became Linden Lab’s CEO in January 2011.

We’ll have more on this as it comes.

Via GI.biz.

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  1. thegrimmling

    I actually met my real world wife in Second Life in 2005.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    Second Life can be a lovely thing, honestly, if you know where to look. This is why colleges, universities, and businesses often hold lectures, meetings, and seminars there. It’s a pretty great way to interact with people, and it can be super-handy for synchronised demonstration videos.

    There’s some amazing stuff there that people built, too. I was so sad when the Eder d’Uru server was taken offline due to lack of funding, because what people had managed to do there was stunning. Plus, I liked chilling at the Great Zero (which I also do in the real Uru from time to time). And I absolutely loved the SL variation of the KI device (though, sadly, mine has since stopped working).

    I have a lot of good memories of the place. There’s a lot of everything in Second Life, it very much depends on what you’re looking for. And you do find exactly what you’re looking for.

    #2 6 months ago